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I Stuffed My Face When Bored

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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18 Comments

  1. Becky

    I track via My Fitness Pal as well! And as for the being a boredom eater–that is my to a tee. The only way I’ve found to combat it is to distract myself. Read a book, take a walk, ANYTHING to get away from the food.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      YEP! Keep yourself busy. That’s my secret too.

  2. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I’m not that good with tracking except that I post most of what I eat on my blog. When I followed weight watchers closely, I used the e-tools to track my food/points and that worked really well. I tend to get super obsessive about things so I’m trying to back down a bit – and so far its going fine. I’m maintaining, though I would like to lose a few more pounds eventually. 🙂

  3. Lori (Finding Radiance)

    Cayenne and hot sauce make everything better! Well, except for coffee….

    I track with Livestrong. I go through periods where I don’t track at all, and then I will go back to tracking. I actually kind of like doing it because I am a numbers gal.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m a numbers gal too, which is why it seems to work for me.

  4. Sara

    I use the LoseIt app on my iPod Touch. LOVE it! It has a similar format and also has a cute graph to log in your weight whenever you want. I limit myself to 1 official weigh in each week in LoseIt but I weigh myself pretty regularly right now as I am working more aggressively right now to lose these last 10 pounds. 🙂

  5. Notes from the Fatty File

    I have fallen off the calorie-tracking wagon and need to get back on it as I find myself getting cocky and eating a lot of things I shouldn’t 🙁

    Speaking of eating, you know what’s AMAZING in mac n cheese? Chipotle peppers, the kind that come in the little can. One little spoon of the sauce that comes in the chipotle en adobo mixed with TJ’s 4 cheese mac n cheese is seriously heaven on a plate. Drooooool.

  6. Carbzilla

    I use Calorie King but it doesn’t have a lot of food that I need to enter so almost everything is custom.

    Good call on the Boredom eating. I don’t know what my problem is but I was making Hween treats today and candy just went automatically to my mouth. It didn’t get out of control but I hadn’t had any intention of eating chocolate. It’s like my body is possessed, and my hand goes to my mouth before my brain even gets a chance to kick in!

    PS I LOVE cayenne on almost everything, especially popcorn!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That sounds good on popcorn!

  7. Karla

    Hi! What HRM is that? I’m looking for a really simple one that measures heart rate and shows calories burned. Despite working in IT, I find my husband’s HRM to be really confusing and can never find the calories burned after a workout LOL

  8. Karla

    Nevermind, I’ve found it! It’s a Polar F7 and is on my Christmas list 😀

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I actually have a link to the HRM monitor on the front page of my website. It will take you to Amazon.com!

  9. blackhuff

    How do I track my food? By keeping a Food Journal on a online community where I can get tips and motivation plus support. There is only ladies on the group which is great for me. Here is the community: http://fitbloggers.ning.com/

  10. Jennifer is Always Sick

    I have the same issue – I get sick and can’t do anything really. And I’m sick often, so I will start a new, healthy weight loss / get healthy program, and I’m excited about it, and then the kids and I catch something that makes us all miserable, and then, we’re finally well again, and I don’t get back to the program. 🙁

    As far as eating when I’m bored – absolutely. I’m busy busy all day long, and then in the evenings, my husband and I sit and watch TV together…and the snacking begins…and it’s always bad stuff. Ugh!

  11. Kel

    I use a website called nutrimirror.com to track my calories as well as track my nutrition goals. While there is no app (yet) I love the community on the website, as well as getting the nutrition stats. It is one thing to eat a certain number of calories to maintain my weight, but I want to be as healthy as possible doing it. Stop by and check it out! I also write a weekly column on the site called TGIF with Kel.

  12. Joanna

    Thanks for sharing MyFitnessPal – so far it seems much easier (read: less time consuming) to track food, and I like the report at the end better as well.

    Thanks! 🙂

    I’m also seriously wanting a heart rate monitor.

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